Understanding ADHD - Starter

  • Day:Wednesday
  • Time:17:00 - 19:30
  • Duration:3 sessions
  • Start:10/01/2024

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Course overview

This course is for anyone wishing to enhance their knowledge of ADHD, it’s possible causes and characteristics, and the strengths and challenges for those that have it.

During the course you can find out more about the common brain differences of those with ADHD compared to neurotypical brains, the impact of executive functioning differences, more about stigma and misconceptions, and how having ADHD can influence mental health.

In each session, you will take a deep dive into different aspects of ADHD including:

· ADHD Behaviours and Characteristics – A detailed exploration of the main characteristics of ADHD and some of their possible causes. You will also find out more about common, and often less acknowledged, characteristics, such as emotional instability, sensory sensitivity, stimming and masking.

· The ADHD Brain – uncovering the mysteries of how the ADHD brain differs from the neurotypical brain, and the impact of neuro-chemicals on attention, hyperactive and impulsive behaviour and other ADHD characteristics.

· ADHD and Mental Health – in this session, discover how ADHD can often be associated with depression, anxiety, chronic boredom, sleep disorders and other mental health challenges, including Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria (RSD). Learn some ways to more easily manage these mental health challenges.

Whether you are learning for yourself or for someone you are caring for or supporting, this course will give you new insight into ADHD and how you can even better support yourself and/or others.

Learn in a supportive, confidential and respectful online space with plenty of time for discussion and self-reflection.

Course assessment

There is no formal assessment for this workshop. You will receive regular feedback from your tutor.

Course progression

At the end of this course, if you’d like to continue with your learning in this subject, you’ll be able to progress onto our Developer Level workshop or course. Please search the SS&L website for our “Managing ADHD - Developer” course

Our workshops and courses are designed to provide essential skills, develop confidence and resilience, improve your health & wellbeing, prepare you for further learning or employment, provide ways to learn with your family and build communities. We have a wide range of workshops and courses and you can explore more on our website. There’s something for everyone! 

Need to know…

Entry Requirements:

This course is suitable if you’re a beginner and want to learn about this subject, and you don’t have relevant knowledge or experience.

This is an online course and will require access to Zoom.

Fee information:

If you are aged 19+ AND are unemployed AND receive a benefit / your annual income is less than £25,000 per year AND live in Somerset (not including Bath & North East Somerset) AND you have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years OR you have refugee status / right to remain. *Please note – proof of eligibility will be requested during the enrolment process.

If you are aged 19+ AND your annual income is over £25,000 and live in Somerset OR you live in Bath & North East Somerset OR you live anywhere else in the UK. Some Community partners may not be able to accommodate learners from outside Somerset. This will be highlighted during enrolment.

Our funding rules have changed – how this affects you…
You can only enrol on ONE free* workshop/course at each level, e.g. one Taster, one Starter… and so on. Our new levels are designed to encourage you to learn and progress in your chosen area of interest. If you enrol on multiple workshops/courses at the same level, we’ll contact you to discuss (as there are exceptions), or you’ll be given the opportunity to pay for your place, (costs are detailed on each course page).

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